Listing

So what is a chore?  Stuff that needs to get done. As I look at definitions, the most consistent meaning is a routine task of a domestic nature.  Often, there is an additional connotation of unpleasantness.  In my experience, the unpleasant part is optional. Some days I enjoy doing the dishes. Warm water, soap, very […]

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Morning

Sleep was elusive Go to yoga anyway Sunrise from hot tub.   For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of Vital

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Big Stink

Peeee-uuu what a stench Ashes to ashes dust to . . . . Rotten smells enroute     The photo (from Pixabay, thank you) is of corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanium, so named because of its putrescent (like rotting flesh) scent. Talk about a terrible beauty.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Putrescent.  Good one, […]

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Shop

I. Shop until you drop Merchants know it’s good for them Not so much for me.   II. A place to make things Tools supplies creative site This is good for me.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Shop

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Good Morning

A beautiful sunrise today. Its relatively mild and is predicted to be sunny and pleasant. What I’ve heard called the “warm before the storm”. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy. so I’ll take advantage of the nice weather and ride my bike to yogalates and work this morning. I’ve been busy recently, developing […]

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Friend

BA and I are in Madison, WI for a few days, visiting some of her family and going to see a cousin’s photography on display at the Chazen museum.  We’re staying at an airbnb.  Its a small one bedroom apartment in the walkout lower level of a home. Quiet and just fine for our needs. […]

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Ice Siren

Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.

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Let the Sun Shine

I am sad that this song from the musical Hair, fifty years old, feels more pertinent today than ever. I object to current use of violence, lies, disrespect and manipulation in the service of greed and power. Open your hearts to the people, planet, the universe. Release the fear, remember the beauty. From the same musical, […]

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Hot Air

Floating in the sky Fantasies imagined Back to earth is next.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fabulist.  These balloons were among a number I saw on my way to the office this morning.

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What’s a Week?

When I chose Week as today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, it was because of my surprise that it was Thursday again (that’s usually when I set up the prompt for Friday). Hadn’t I just done that? A week goes by so quickly. As I was pondering the concept of a week, seven days, I was imagining […]

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Autumn Blizzard

Snowstorm then hard freeze A leaf blizzard to follow Crunchy drifts abound.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blizzard After last weekend’s snowstorm, it has once again warmed up. I scuffed through a lot of fallen leaves on my run this morning, and was greeted by these views at the lake just after sunrise. 

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Cold!

Arctic cold blast brings Record low temperatures The leaves freeze then fall.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blast. Snow this time of year is not unusual, but the very low temperatures are.  Its a chilly 14F (-10C) this morning. The bright sunshine is welcome, as is the predicted thaw. I’m always surprised at […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Cycles, rings, spirals. All patterns of movement, recurring events or themes. Yesterday was the end of the growing season here. It was a beautiful autumn day, with a clear blue sky, and a high temp of around 70F (21C). The weather was predicted to change overnight, with several inches of snow, and today the high […]

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On Fleek?

Did I miss something Another new word in use Where did groovy go?   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fleek.  Its an interesting choice for me. I’ve heard it a bit, and my contextual interpretation was close, and I’ve wondered, where did that come from?

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Damp It!

When I see the word damp, my first thought is of weather.  Its been damp here for days, grey, with drizzles of rain and snow. The weather folk suggest that this morning’s fog will soon yield to a few sunny and warmer days. I’m ready. As much as I don’t like extended heat and we […]

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Color

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Color. I love the colors of the natural world; plants, rocks, clouds, water.   Autumn is often spectacular with changing leaves. Owing to our long hot dry summer, followed by a rapid cooling, our colors have been somewhat muted, and many trees are rapidly going brown and then dropping their […]

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Rugged

No longer a kid All parts working and more worn Rugged or ragged?   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Rugged

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Plump

Desirable in food Rhymes with lump that’s my feeling When self applied.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Plump.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

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What’s in a name?

Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Truck. Here in the US, the first meaning that comes to most of us for truck is a large motor vehicle used for hauling goods. Small ones “pick ups” to enormous tractor trailer rigs “18 wheelers” or “semis”. In Britain, at least some of those vehicles are known as lorries. […]

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Secrete Spartan Justice.

Secrete Spartan Justice. Sounds like a spy novel, doesn’t it? I’m just catching up on some more prompts from the last week. I. Goodbye to comfort Rest transforms to discipline Too much or not enough.   For Monday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spartan   II. A few molecules Drip into circulation Small amount big change. […]

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Coming back to some prompts

I. External structure Increasing support or strength Helps integrity.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Brace   II. It ain’t over ’til its over. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.   For Wednesday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Comeback.  Its the beginning of the major league baseball playoff season in the US. Who […]

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Absent Cats

As many of you know, Lucy the cat left our household last week. Her brother Jules left last November. Its pretty darn strange not having any cats in the house. For the last 40 years, I’ve shared my home with cats. Before that, I had cats, too, but they/I lived at my family’s home or […]

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Here to There

Practice apparating Or you might end up splinched Beam me up, Scotty.   Apparating and disapparating is the Harry Potter version of teleportation. And then there’s the older version from Star Trek, with its classic line of “Beam me up, Scotty”. In a Wrinkle in Time, tessering was how it was done. It would sure […]

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Fair

Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat!   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fair

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Coddiwomple?

Coddiwomple–now that’s a word!  A new one for me (I’m not up on my Old English Slang) meaning to travel in a purposeful manner towards towards a vague destination. I was awakened by loud wind gusts early this morning, and finally gave up and got up a bit after 4. A few hours and a […]

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Elder

Elder or older One has both wisdom and years The other just age.   Medicinal plant Good for coughs, colds, flu and more And then there’s the wine.     For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Elder

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Remembered Lyrics

Try to remember You must remember this or Yet another song.   I remember songs in different ways. Some recall is triggered by words, some by melody, a chord or snippet of tune, and often, its the rhythm. Utterly different words with the same rhythmic pattern can precipitate a download of a song. I might […]

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